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Last update: 28/04/2023

MiniMed Program in Poland (Med Summer Camp)

Medical Poland MiniMed Program is an intensive practical 3 full days' experience of the medical profession and medical education, providing an opportunity to shadow doctors, observe real-life clinical situations, medical simulation, anatomy, laboratory work and mentoring. This hands-on and at times intense program introduces participants to the complex challenges of life in the medical profession and various medical programs delivered in English at Polish universities.
Medical Poland runs these unique MiniMed Summer Programs for students, held once a year. Small groups of 6-12 students are mentored and given the opportunity to experience various practical, real-life scenarios. There are a limited number of places available.

Date: 09/07/2024 - 13/07/2024 - (direct flights to/from & more flight connections)

Early Bird Cost: 390 EUR MiniMed Registration Fee (1) + 900 EUR MiniMed Program Fee (2)

(1) Payable with the application, no later than May 10

(2) Payable by 30 May

Regular Cost: 390 EUR MiniMed Registration Fee (1) + 1060 EUR MiniMed Program Fee (2)

(1) Payable with the application, no later than May 30

(2) Payable by 30 May

All parts of the program are delivered by professionals who are leading experts in their respective fields of expertise:

A) Medical University Experience

Learning sessions of medical simulation, tours of the university facilities and the social programs all help in understanding the nature of studying medical programs and the challenges and benefits of studying abroad. It also provides an opportunity to experience the traditional Polish cuisine and culture.

  • Anatomy (introduction; body position, skeletal, cardiovascular and nervous systems; practicals: five dissection tables exhibiting isolated organs and systems; quiz).
  • Biochemistry (each student performs lab tests (with analytical chemistry significance), reactions, which are characteristics of amino acids included in proteins of the human body, reactions related to carbohydrates; determination of the concentration of proteins using spectrophotometric methods).
  • Biology (cell culture engineering theory and practical lab work: cell culture techniques and methods for passing, freezing, and thawing cultured cells).
  • Simulation Center (fidelity in simulation; a simulation session: diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack) emergency response, prehospital treatment, safe transfer and performing a PCI angioplasty).

B) Clinical Experience

Shadowing a doctor in a working hospital and watching live procedures coupled with various hands-on learning sessions in a clinical environment. It provides an opportunity to understand the broad scope of the medical profession.

  • Hospital experience with the renowned prof. Arkadiusz Jawien (operating theater code of conduct, practical experience in a working hospital & operating theater environment: hand scrubbing, surgical instruments; hybrid room and digital tools for vascular procedure preparation)

C) Social Program

Studying in Poland offers a unique international experience that improves interpersonal and intercultural skills and broadens cultural horizons. Students tour Bydgoszcz (the eighth largest Polish city) and enjoy some of its attractions, get to sample the traditional and everyday Polish cuisine and learn basic words in Polish.

D)  24-month access to Medical Poland Human Anatomy & Physiology Program content

Stay: Location, Accommodation, Travel, Insurance, Meals:

  • Location: Bydgoszcz, Poland ; Collegium Medicum of Nicolaus Copernicus University, a university teaching hospital
  • Accommodation: student halls of residence on campus: Academic House No. 1, al. Powstańców Wielkopolskich 44, 24/7, secured and monitored, reception area (individual rooms; WiFi)
    Recommended hotels with a Medical Poland discount for parents/guardians
  • Dedicated 24/7 Medical Poland MiniMed Program Guardian
  • Flights not included. Direct flights Dublin - Bydgoszcz (Ryanair) or London Stansted - Bydgoszcz (Ryanair)
  • Airport transfers in Bydgoszcz provided by Medical Poland
  • 3 meals a day provided (Tue-Sat) by Medical Poland
  • Medical white coat and student liability insurance provided by Medical Poland


To participate, students must be aged 16+ on the program start date. They should be prepared to participate in a practical anatomy class in the dissecting room, which will involve being exposed to a cadaver.
Students aged under 18 at the time of application must also have the written consent of their parent or legal guardian.

On successful completion of the program, students will be provided with an official Certificate of Attendance, summarizing the program content and the student's involvement. Reference letters can also be issued upon request.

Application & Taking part

Apply by emailing and include:


MiniMed Registration Form (we will process the application and contact the applicant to confirm their eligibility and allocate a place)

Stage 2: by 10th June, please provide (scans via email):


Travel insurance details


A scanned copy of the EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) which can be obtained at


Health Certificate


Wednesday 5th July
9:00 am – 9:45 am Welcome meeting with prof. Jawień
9:45 am - 10:15 Surgery lecture (prof. Jawień)
10:15 am – 11:00 am Campus tour (office)
12:00 - 13:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Biology

Thursday 6th July
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Biochemistry
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Anatomy

Friday 7th July
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Simulation Center (group a + b)
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Hospital experience in Dr A. Jurasz University Hospital No. 1 (4 hours)
6: 00 pm Official closing ceremony (certificates of completion will be provided during the ceremony)

For Parents/Guardians:

  • Hotels:

City Hotel  approx. 87 EUR/night regular price ( discounted prices for Medical Poland's Guests)
Hotel Mercure Sepia approx. 56 EUR/night regular price (discounted prices for Medical Poland's Guests)
Focus Hotel  approx. 91 EUR/night regular price  (discounted prices for Medical Poland's Guests)

  • University Tour with a university representative
  • Bydgoszcz city tour
  • Additional Tourist Attractions:

Mill Island - picturesque place; culture, history and education exhibitions
Museum of Soap and Dirt;
Museum of weapons and explosives - Exploseum
Opera Nova- Concert Hall in Bydgoszcz



Early Bird: EUR 1,290

Regular Price: EUR 1,450


optionally payable in Polish zloty contact


tests - free of charge



At the moment Bialystok University is ranked somewhere between 1000-1200 ("THE" ranking).
That makes it 6th result in Poland overall. However, in terms of the Teaching category, it is classified as the 2nd position. Also, 2nd place when it comes to gender proportions (76 vs 24).


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